If a person dies at home, contact their GP who will then be able to visit the house and provide a Cause of Death certificate.
In assisted living
The staff responsible for the person’s care will arrange a doctor to visit and certify the cause of death.
A doctor there will be able to issue a Medical Certificate of Cause Of Death and an administrator there will advise on where to collect the papers. The Patients’ Affairs/Bereavement Office will then issue papers and helpful documents to aid the process and funeral arrangements.
In all cases, once the doctor has certified the cause of death, we suggest contacting us at Selsdon & District for advice on the next steps.